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sound from the republican senator lindsay graham on "meet the press" this morning. let's listen to this. >> we need to bring checks and balances tell the american people if we get back in control, we're going to check this obama agenda that has no limits and bring about balance by controlling spending, relooking at health care bill and try to be more fiscally responsible. >> look, there's all of the talk about republicans taking back at least the hse. how much might they be able to reverse some of the policies already passes by the obama administration? >> those are great words, but the economic plans that republican leader john boehner unveiled have been analyzes by yar yus news organizations and add to the deficit. republicans have not come out with a credible al continue tev that would pur job creation and reduce the deficit. and you know, it bewilders me the president hasn't been able to call out the republicans more for the disconnect that they have between their previous governance and their words and what they're projecting that they would do if they regained power. so i think th
a sense of what the white house is thinking? >> well, let's first of all talk about what lindsay graham says. he doesn't know what the white house is going to be do between now and november but we have some inkling to that and much to the happiness of some democrats the white house is turning its attention to the economy and trying to do something to make it better. the stimulus was supposed to do that and to a certain extent it did. the white house says independent surveys say it saved or created 3.3 million jobs, knocked a couple percentage off the unemployment rate, but people are not buying it. clearly david plouffe had to admit and robert gibbs admitted on "meet the press" some weeks earlier, the republicans stand to gain control of the house of representatives and increasingly people are talking about republicans having a shot at senate, even though they would have to run the table to do that. now the president turning to the economy, trying to bolster the chances of democrats as a side benefit to that, tomorrow he heads to milwaukee. it's a speech before the afl-cio on labor day
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